The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is a hub of research to improve the lives of low income Hispanic children and families across three research priority areas —(1) poverty reduction and self-sufficiency, (2) healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, and (3) early care and education. The Center is both policy and program driven and is dedicated to providing timely research findings, tools, and scholar opportunities to advance the capacity of the policy, program, and research field serving low income Hispanic children and families. The Center is made up of a team of national experts in Hispanic issues, and was established by an ACF cooperative agreement to Child Trends in partnership with Abt Associates and university partners (University of Maryland College Park, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and New York University) in 2013.
As part of the overall work, the Center hosts a research fellowship program. The Center anticipates awarding one to two fellowships in 2016. Interested applicants are required to submit their applications with the following components by 5:00pm ET on January 15th through the web application portal.
The goal of the Research Fellowship Program at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues of relevance to low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families. The spring (~March 15 – June 15) or fall (~Sept. 1- Nov. 30) in-person fellowship is a full-time position; fellows will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week for the full 12-week fellowship period. The start and end dates are negotiable. Fellows will be located at either Child Trends or Abt Associates in their Bethesda, MD offices.
Fellows will have applied opportunities to work on research studies and policy-related projects relevant to the Center’s mission of conducting research and providing research-based information to inform programs and policies supporting Hispanic children and families around the three research priority areas. The research fellowship program is open to advanced graduate students (those currently in their third year or higher of a Ph.D. program). We seek emerging scholars who demonstrate a significant interest in conducting research with low-income Hispanic populations, understand the cultural and linguistic diversity among the populations, and are excited about contributing to the development of better tools and resources to produce more rigorous and valid research concerning low-income Hispanic populations. To learn more and to submit an application, click the links below.
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